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Preguntas relacionadas con los distintos dialectos o variantes del Español en distintas zonas geográficas (Europa, América Latina, Filipinas, etc.) Questions about variations of Spanish according to different dialects or geographic areas

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Is there a difference between “español” and “castellano”? // ¿Hay alguna diferencia entre “español” y “castellano”?

I always thought the two could be used interchangeably (meaning "the Spanish language"). But I recently got into an argument with someone where they insisted there was a difference (although I didn't ...
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Are there any dialects of modern Spanish which preserve a phonemic distinction between b and v?

Are there any dialects of modern Spanish which preserve a phonemic distinction between b and v? I understand that by the 1600s it was largely gone from Castillian Spanish, but since some other ...
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Which dialects conjugate “nosotros” differently in the indicative present and preterite (-ar verbs)?

In standard Spanish, the indicative present and preterite are conjugated identically for nosotros in -ar (and -ir) verbs: Hablamos - We speak Hablamos - We spoke However in many closely related ...
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I'm an English-speaking American relearning Spanish — which dialect do I choose?

I'm an American re-learning Spanish (I took classes in school years ago). However, I find it very difficult to wade through the inconsistencies between dialects. Don't get me wrong, I find the ...
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How diverse is Spanish

There are many varieties of English: American English, Canadian English, Australian English, Hiberno-English, Scottish English, etc, etc. With these varieties contrasting in terms of dialects, ...
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¿Es “tronco” una grosería en Hispanoamérica?

—¡Hola, tronco! ¿Cómo te va? —Estoy bien, ¿y tú? —¡Guay! ¿Es "tronco" una grosería en Latinoamérica?. Y también ¿en qué parte de España se usa esa expresión?
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Vocabulary differences in Spain and Latin America [closed]

There are many questions on the Internet from people, wondering if they should learn Spanish from Spain vs Spanish from Latin America. There are many factors, but since I live in Europe I decided that ...
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Spanish for “link”

While listening to a podcast from SpanishPod recently, I came across this section where they were discussing the Spanish for various computer-related terms and one of the hosts gave liga as the ...
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Gentilicio para Austria ¿Qué determina el empleo de una u otra forma?

Después de una jornada en Portugal donde pasé unos días en un grupo que incluía, entre otros, una mujer de Austria. En portugués, la palabra es austríaca, y al llegar a España y hablar de este grupo (...
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Conmigo, contigo, consigo… connusco, convusco?

In addition to the pronouns conmigo, contigo, consigo there are the antiquated forms connusco, and convusco. These forms have been seen as outdated since at least as far back as 16111, having competed ...
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¿A qué se debe la aparición de la forma “aynno” en textos del siglo XIV?

Buscando información para esta respuesta a la pregunta sobre el origen de la expresión "al fin y al cabo", me encontré con la forma aynno para "año". Buscando el término en el CORDE, me salen cientos ...
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Se dice humareda, pero en mi vida he escuchado algo que no sea humarea

Hace unos días descubrí que la palabra humarea no existe, si no que el término correcto es humareda. Quedé bastante sorprendido, ya que jamás había escuchado a nadie decir humareda, pero sí humarea. ...
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“Quiero comprarlo” vs “Lo quiero comprar”

Wile studying grammar, I learned that the object pronoun could go in either of the places when the verb is being used as an infinitive. So, for "I want to buy it," both of these sentences would be ...
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Different use of tenses in Iberian vs South American (and/or Andean) Spanish

Are the tenses in Iberian vs Central/South American Spanish used differently? I know there are a lot of Spanish variants spoken in the Andes, for example. Do all of them use the present perfect (yo he ...